impelling :

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  • v  urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
  • v  cause to move forward with force
  • s  markedly effective as if by emotional pressure
    impelling skill as a teller of tales
    an impelling personality

  • For "impelling business reasons," Francis James Wideman of West Palm Beach sent the President his resignation as Assistant Attorney General.
  • The assumption had impelling logic.
  • The only thing impelling into negotiations was the hope that transforming its political relations with its neighbors would secure its long-term survival.

  • Jose de Venecia in Manila Bulletin
    The revolution in communications and information technology is speeding economic interdependence and impelling nations to seek amity, mutual help, and political solidarity from like-minded peoples even across the great continents,De Venecia said.
  • Anne Rice in The Catholic Review
    I believed that what she'd said so many years ago was precisely the truth,Rice writes. "He was on that altar. And I wanted to go to him, and the impelling emotion was love."
  • Mao Zedong in The Australian
    Mao said: "The law of the unity of opposites is the fundamental law of the universe impelling things to move and change."

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